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Regular labour migration

Programme Migration & DIASPORA

The “Programme Migration & Diaspora” (PMD) – financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) – supports key actors in 23 partner countries to make more effective use of regular migration and diaspora engagement to achieve their development goals. 

In Vietnam, the PMD’s field of action “Regular labour migration and mobility“ supports its Vietnamese partners (DoLAB/MoLISA, Employment Service Centers, MRCs and other institutions) to improve their advisory services for those interested in migration by providing up-to-date information and training on regular and safe migration. 

For further information related to types of German residence permit for different purposes as well as requirements, entitlements and the application process you can find in the below handouts: 

Handout 1: Residence permit for the purpose of taking up qualified employment 

The German Skilled Immigration Act, which was adopted in March 2020, provides new opportunities for skilled workers from non-EU countries to immigrate to Germany in order to take up employment. This applies to skilled workers with vocational qualifications as well as to skilled workers with academic qualifications. Read more

Handout 2: EU Blue Card 

The EU Blue Card enables skilled workers from non-EU countries with a university degree to work in Germany. By introducing the EU Blue Card in 2012, Germany has implemented the “EU Council Directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment”. Read more

Handout 3: Residence permit for the purpose of seeking employment 

The German Skilled Immigration Act, which was adopted in March 2020, provides new opportunities for skilled workers from non-EU countries who do not have a job offer yet, but who are still looking for a job in Germany. The residence permit for the purpose of seeking employment enables both skilled workers with vocational qualifications and skilled workers with academic qualifications to come to Germany for a limited period of time in order to look for employment as a skilled worker. Read more

Handout 4a: Residence permit for the purpose of undertaking a qualification measure in the context of professional recognition 

With the German Skilled Immigration Act (adopted in March 2020) skilled workers from non-EU countries whose foreign qualification is only partially recognised by the German recognition authorities do not have to give up yet. They have the opportunity to take part in additional qualification measures in Germany – with the aim of receiving full recognition of their foreign qualification. Skilled workers who want to take up employment in a regulated occupation in Germany are allowed to take part in a “compensation measure” in Germany. Skilled workers who want to take up employment in a non-regulated occupation that requires vocational training in Germany are allowed to take part in an “adaptation measure”. Read more

Handout 4b: Residence permit for the purpose of taking up employment in the context of professional recognition 

With the German Skilled Immigration Act (adopted in March 2020) skilled workers from non-EU countries whose foreign qualification is only partially recognised by the German recognition authorities still have opportunities. They are able to take part in additional qualification measures in Germany – with the aim of receiving full recognition of their foreign qualification. Skilled workers who want to take up employment in a non-regulated occupation in Germany that requires vocational training are allowed to take part in an “adaptation measure”. One specific form of adaptation measure is “employment in the occupation to be recognized”. In case the skilled worker’s notification of recognition states a lack of predominantly practical skills, he or she is allowed to gain “recognition through employment”. Read more

Handout 5:  Residence permit for the purpose of vocational training 

The residence permit for the purpose of vocational training enables non-EU citizens to come to Germany and undergo vocational training. The permit includes preparatory German language courses, especially if they are job-related. After successful completion of the vocational training, graduates are permitted to stay in Germany for another 12 months to look for a job. Read more

Handout 6: Residence permit for the purpose of studying 

The residence permit for the purpose of studying enables non-EU citizens to come to Germany to undertake their studies. The permit includes preparatory measures such as language courses, “Studienkolleg” programmes or compulsory internships. After successful completion of the study programme, graduates are permitted to stay in Germany for another 18 months to look for a job. Read more

 
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